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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458103/zinc-oxide-nanorod-clusters-deposited-seaweed-cellulose-sheet-for-antimicrobial-activity
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Priyank L Bhutiya, Mayur S Mahajan, M Abdul Rasheed, Manoj Pandey, S Zaheer Hasan, Nirendra Misra
Seaweed cellulose was isolated from green seaweed Ulva fasciata using a common bleaching agent. Sheet containing porous mesh was prepared from the extracted seaweed crystalline cellulose along with zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod clusters grown over the sheet by single step hydrothermal method. Seaweed cellulose and zinc oxide nanorod clusters deposited seaweed cellulose sheet was characterized by FT-IR, XRD, TGA, and SEM-EDX. Morphology showed that the diameter of zinc oxide nanorods were around 70 nm. Zinc oxide nanorod clusters deposited on seaweed cellulose sheet gave remarkable antibacterial activity towards gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus ceresus, Streptococcus thermophilis) and gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginous) microbes...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457691/apportioning-bacterial-carbon-source-utilization-in-soil-using-14-c-isotope-analysis-of-fish-targeted-bacterial-populations-sorted-by-fluorescence-activated-cell-sorting-facs-14-c-fish-facs
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Christos Gougoulias, Andrew Meade, Liz J Shaw
An unresolved need in microbial ecology is methodology to enable quantitative analysis of in situ microbial substrate carbon use at the population level. Here, we evaluated if a novel combination of radiocarbon- labelled substrate tracing, Fluorescence in situ Hybridisation (FISH) and Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) to sort the FISH-targeted population for quantification of incorporated radioactivity (14 C-FISH-FACS) can address this need. Our test scenario used FISH probe PSE1284 targeting Pseudomonas spp...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457331/a-strain-of-streptomyces-sp-isolated-from-rhizospheric-soil-of-crataegus-oxycantha-producing-nalidixic-acid-a-synthetic-antibiotic
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Nidhi Arora, Sunil Kumar, N Satti, Asif Ali, Prasoon Gupta, Meenu Katoch
AIM: Exploration of microbes isolated from rhizospheric soil of Crataegus oxycantha for bioactive natural products. METHODS AND RESULTS: A strain of Streptomyces sp. (C-7) was isolated from rhizospheric soil of Crataegus oxycantha. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain C-7 displayed 99% sequence similarity with different Streptomyces species. The highest score was displayed for Streptomyces sp. strain Chy2-8 followed by Streptomyces violarus strain NBRC13104 and Streptomyces arenae strain ISP5293...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457249/gut-bacteria-of-cockroaches-are-a-potential-source-of-antibacterial-compound-s
#4
Noor Akbar, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Mazhar Iqbal, K Sagathevan, Naveed Ahmed Khan
Here, we hypothesized that the microbial gut flora of animals/pests living in polluted environments, produce substances to thwart bacterial infections. The overall aim of this study was to source microbes inhabiting unusual environmental niches for potential antimicrobial activity. Two cockroach species, Gromphadorhina portentosa (Madagascar) and Blaptica dubia (Dubia) were selected. The gut bacteria from these species were isolated and grown in RPMI 1640 and conditioned media were prepared. Conditioned media were tested against a panel of Gram-positive (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Bacillus cereus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli K1, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae) bacteria, as well as the protist pathogen, Acanthamoeba castellanii...
February 19, 2018: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456647/comparison-of-mono-and-combination-antibiotic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteraemia-a-cumulative-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
#5
Su Yu Tang, Shun Wen Zhang, Jiang Dong Wu, Fang Wu, Jie Zhang, Jiang Tao Dong, Peng Guo, Da Long Zhang, Jun Ting Yang, Wan Jiang Zhang
It is currently unknown whether antibiotic monotherapy or combination therapy is a more effective treatment for patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia. The present study consists of a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies in associated studies. The treatment options of monotherapy and combination therapy have been compared, to determine which is more effective against P. aeruginosa bacteraemia. Several electronic bibliographic databases were systematically searched and clinical studies that compared combination therapy with monotherapy for P...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456300/comparative-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-a-herbal-mouthwash-and-chlorhexidine-mouthwash-on-select-periodontal-pathogens-an-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-study
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Multazim Muradkhan Pathan, Kishore Gajanan Bhat, Vinayak Mahableshwar Joshi
Background: Several herbal mouthwash and herbal extracts have been tested in vitro and in vivo in search of a suitable adjunct to mechanical therapy for long-term use. In this study, we aimed to look at the antimicrobial effect of the herbal mouthwash and chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash on select organisms in in vitro test and an ex vivo model. Materials and Methods: The antimicrobial effects were determined against standard strains of bacteria that are involved in different stages of periodontal diseases...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455973/microbicidal-gentamicin-alginate-hydrogels
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Stalin Kondaveeti, Pedro Vinicius de Assis Bueno, Ana Maria Carmona-Ribeiro, Fernanda Esposito, Nilton Lincopan, Maria Rita Sierakowski, Denise Freitas Siqueira Petri
Sodium alginate (Alg) reacted with antibiotic gentamicin sulfate (GS) in an aqueous-phase condition mediated by carbodiimide chemistry, in the molar ratios Alg: GS of (1:0.5), (1:1) and (1:2). The Alg-GS conjugated derivatives were characterized by elemental analysis for nitrogen content, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in the attenuated total reflection mode (FTIR-ATR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) and water sorption measurements...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455620/bacterial-mediated-biodegradation-of-pentachlorophenol-via-electron-shuttling
#8
Heba A El-Bialy, Ola A A Khalil, Ola M Gomaa
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is a common persistent pesticide in soil, its persistence generates toxicity in the environment. PCP degradation by soil indigenous bacteria represents a practical and cost-effective solution. In the present study, bacteria isolated from paddy soil was investigated and the role of electron shuttling in the PCP degradation process was assessed. Two strains demonstrated the highest PCP degradation of 93.5% and 94.88% in the presence of citrate, and were identified using 16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis as Pseudomonas chengduensis and Pseudomonas plecoglossicida, respectively...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455524/multiwall-carbon-nanotubes-induce-more-pronounced-transcriptomic-responses-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pg201-than-graphene-exfoliated-boron-nitride-or-carbon-black
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Monika Mortimer, Naresh Devarajan, Dong Li, Patricia A Holden
Carbonaceous and boron nitride (BN) nanomaterials have similar applications and hydrophobic properties suggesting common release pathways and exposure to bacteria. While high nanomaterial concentrations can be bactericidal or growth-inhibitory, little is known regarding bacterial transcriptional responses to non-growth-inhibitory nanomaterial concentrations. Here, using one strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-a clinically and environmentally important bacterial taxon-we analyzed the comparative transcriptomic response to carbonaceous or BN nanomaterials...
February 19, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455272/the-outcome-and-timing-of-death-of-17-767-nosocomial-bloodstream-infections-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-finland-during-1999-2014
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Keiju S K Kontula, Kirsi Skogberg, Jukka Ollgren, Asko Järvinen, Outi Lyytikäinen
Few studies covering all patient groups and specialties are available regarding the outcome of nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI). We analyzed the role of patient characteristics and causative pathogens of nosocomial BSIs reported by the hospitals participating in national surveillance in Finland during 1999-2014, in terms of outcome, with particular interest in those leading to death within 2 days (i.e. early death). National nosocomial BSI surveillance was laboratory-based and hospital-wide. Data on nosocomial BSIs was collected by infection control nurses, and dates of death were obtained from the national population registry with linkage to national identity codes...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455106/nonribosomal-peptides-for-iron-acquisition-pyochelin-biosynthesis-as-a-case-study
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REVIEW
Trey A Ronnebaum, Audrey L Lamb
Microbes synthesize small, iron-chelating molecules known as siderophores to acquire iron from the environment. One way siderophores are generated is by nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs). The bioactive peptides generated by NRPS enzymes have unique chemical features, which are incorporated by accessory and tailoring domains or proteins. The first part of this review summarizes recent progress in NRPS structural biology. The second part uses the biosynthesis of pyochelin, a siderophore from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as a case study to examine enzymatic methods for generating the observed diversity in NRPS-derived natural products...
February 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454906/risk-factors-for-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections-consequences-of-inappropriate-initial-antimicrobial-therapy-a-systematic-literature-review-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Sanjay Merchant, Emma M Proudfoot, Hafsa N Quadri, Heather J McElroy, William R Wright, Ankur Gupta, Eric M Sarpong
Treating infections of Gram-negative pathogens, in particular Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is a challenge for clinicians in the Asia-Pacific region due to inherent and acquired resistance to antimicrobials. This systematic review and meta-analysis provides updated information of the risk factors for P. aeruginosa infections in Asia-Pacific, and consequences (e.g., mortality, costs) of initial inappropriate antimicrobial therapy (IIAT). EMBASE and MEDLINE databases were searched for Asia-Pacific studies reporting the consequences of IIAT versus initial appropriate antimicrobial therapy (IAAT) in Gram-negative infections, and risk factors for serious P...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454901/methylene-blue-internalization-and-photodynamic-action-against-clinical-and-atcc-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-staphyloccocus-aureus-strains
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André Henrique Correia Pereira, Juliana Guerra Pinto, Mirian Aparecida Alves Freitas, Letícia Corrêa Fontana, Cristina Pacheco Soares, Juliana Ferreira-Strixino
Bacterial infections have been a major challenge to health studies, facing the increasingly resistance to antimicrobial agents, which according to World Health Organization, could be the major death cause until 2050. Photodynamic therapy emerges as an alternative in microbial inactivation, due to its selectivity and to decreasing or dismissing the antibiotic use. This study aimed at evaluating, in vitro, the internalization of the Methylene Blue and its photodynamic activity against a clinical and ATCC strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphyloccocus aureus...
February 15, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454827/development-of-thermostable-amylase-enzyme-from-bacillus-cereus-for-potential-antibiofilm-activity
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Ramalingam Vaikundamoorthy, Rajaram Rajendran, Ananth Selvaraju, Kaviyarasan Moorthy, Santhanam Perumal
The marine bacterial strain Bacillus cereus was used to produce amylase enzyme and has excellent alkali-stable and thermostable enzymatic activity. The combined effects of pH, temperature and incubation time on amylase activity were studied using response surface methodology. The amylase enzyme activity was also determined in the presence of various metal ions, chelating agents, detergents and the results showed that the maximum enzyme activity was observed in the presence of calcium chloride (96.1%), EDTA (63...
February 12, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454247/tolerance-and-growth-kinetics-of-bacteria-isolated-from-gold-and-gemstone-mining-sites-in-response-to-heavy-metal-concentrations
#15
Oluwatosin Gbemisola Oladipo, Obinna Tobechukwu Ezeokoli, Mark Steve Maboeta, Jacobus Johannes Bezuidenhout, Louwrens R Tiedt, Anine Jordaan, Cornelius Carlos Bezuidenhout
Response and growth kinetics of microbes in contaminated medium are useful indices for the screening and selection of tolerant species for eco-friendly bio-augmentative remediation of polluted environments. In this study, the heavy metal (HM) tolerance, bioaccumulation and growth kinetics of seven bacterial strains isolated from mining sites to 10 HMs (Cd, Hg, Ni, Al, Cr, Pb, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn) at varied concentrations (25-600 mgL -1 ) were investigated. The isolates were phylogenetically (16S rRNA gene) related to Lysinibacillus macroides, Achromobacter spanius, Bacillus kochii, B...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453715/the-influence-of-heavy-metals-polyaromatic-hydrocarbons-and-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pollution-on-the-development-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-soils
#16
Andrey Vladimirovich Gorovtsov, Ivan Sergeevich Sazykin, Marina Alexandrovna Sazykina
The minireview is devoted to the analysis of the influence of soil pollution with heavy metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the distribution of antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in soil microbiomes. It is shown that the best understanding of ARGs distribution process requires studying the influence of pollutants on this process in natural microbiocenoses. Heavy metals promote co-selection of genes determining resistance to them together with ARGs in the same mobile elements of a bacterial genome, but the majority of studies focus on agricultural soils enriched with ARGs originating from manure...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453255/endophyte-mediated-modulation-of-defense-responsive-genes-and-systemic-resistance-in-withania-somnifera-l-dunal-under-alternaria-alternata-stress
#17
Aradhana Mishra, Satyendra Pratap Singh, Sahil Mahfooz, Surendra Pratap Singh, Arpita Bhattacharya, Nishtha Mishra, C S Nautiyal
Endophytes have been explored to perform an important role in plant health. However, their effects on the host physiological function and disease management remains elusive. The present study was aimed to assess the potential of endophytes singly as well as in combination on various physiological parameters and systemic defense mechanism against Alternaria alternata in Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Seed priming with endophytic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Pseudomonas fluorescens individually and in combination demonstrated enhanced vigor index and germination rate...
February 16, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452593/a-review-on-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-biocidal-properties
#18
REVIEW
Khwaja Salahuddin Siddiqi, Azamal Husen, Rifaqat A K Rao
Use of silver and silver salts is as old as human civilization but the fabrication of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) has only recently been recognized. They have been specifically used in agriculture and medicine as antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidants. It has been demonstrated that Ag NPs arrest the growth and multiplication of many bacteria such as Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Citrobacter koseri, Salmonella typhii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Vibrio parahaemolyticus and fungus Candida albicans by binding Ag/Ag + with the biomolecules present in the microbial cells...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452399/response-of-goose-intestinal-microflora-to-the-source-and-level-of-dietary-fiber
#19
Haizhu Zhou, Wei Guo, Tao Zhang, Bo Xu, Di Zhang, Zhanwei Teng, Dapeng Tao, Yujie Lou, Yunhang Gao
Geese are capable of digesting and making use of a high-fiber diet, but the mechanism is not well understood and would be of great significance for the development and utilization of roughage resources. In this study, we investigated the effect of dietary fiber (source: corn stover and alfalfa, included at 5% or 8%) on microflora in goose intestines. We used 35-day-old Carlos geese in which we first studied the influence of fiber ingestion on diet digestibility and immune organ indices of geese and found that high dietary fiber (8% content) significantly increased feed intake, the digestibility of neutral and acid detergent fiber, and thymus, bursa, and spleen size...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452198/microbial-infection-pattern-pathogenic-features-and-resistance-mechanism-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-during-long-term-hospitalization
#20
Shuxian Wen, Donghua Feng, Zerong Lu, Junyan Liu, Brian M Peters, Hailing Tang, Danhong Su, Yong-Ping Lin, Ling Yang, Zhenbo Xu, Mark E Shirtliff, Dingqiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) have become an important cause of nosocomial infections of hospitalized patients. METHODS: To investigate the microbial infection patterns and molecular epidemiology characteristics of the carbapenem-resistant GNB isolates from a long-term hospitalized patient, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, phenotypic screening test for carbapenemase production, PCR screening and DNA sequencing of carbapenemase genes, repetitive extragenic palindromic sequence-based PCR (REP-PCR), multilocus sequencing typing (MLST) and genetic environment analysis were performed...
February 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
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